Driver Details

Dell MDAC Component Update, v. Q323032, A02

This Dell utility is designed to reduce the value of the DevicePath in
the Windows registry to less than 256 characters as a short-term
workaround regarding the installation of the Microsoft Data Access
Components (MDAC); whereby the MDAC Component Checker may report several
files missing.

This utility is needed for systems that must install Microsoft Data
Access Components (MDAC)only.

Fixes & Enhancements

This is a change to the device path in the registry to reduce the overall number of characters to less than 256


Version Q323032, A02

Release date

16 Sep 2002

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011



Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:MDAC.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 44KB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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Supported Operating Systems

MS Windows XP

Applies to

MDAC Component Update

Installation instructions

Follow these steps to install
1. Download the MDAC.EXE to a dirctory on your hard drive. The file
downloaded is a self-extracting executable.
2. Double click on MDAC.EXE application.
3. Choose to unzip the application. You will get the message that the file
was unzipped. Once the application has been un-zipped the fix has been
applied to your system. Please note that there are no other indications of
the fix being applied. This fix only needs to be run once.

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Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.